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  • Have you seen the numbers? 

    11/03/2014 07:06
    Independent risk assessments are the most basic best practice in business.Security is about risk. And risk is about numbers. Given the high probability of suffering data security and privacy breaches, is it any wonder companies are trying to discover security vulnerabilities before they turn into embarrassing breaches?
     
    Independent security audits provide visibility into the risk. By taking the opportunity to fix problems before they get expensive, smart companies gain security assurance and achieve compliance with privacy legislation. Risk assessments of this nature are by far the most popular service we deliver, so we know something about what drives those purchasing decisions. And today is as good a day as any to share the numbers.
  • No bullshit.That's what you should say next time you see a bold statement on the side of a truck, or tucked away in a sales agreement.

    "Your data is 100% secure" boasted the back of a shredding truck I recently saw on the road. "Your privacy is guaranteed" promised a paper-based survey form immediately after requesting all but my passport number.

    We see blatant exaggerations and plain misrepresentations all the time. I bet you can think of at least three right now. For instance: the names of other patients on a clinic's computer screen, an office recycling bin's interesting contents, the saved photocopies of the device's previous user....

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